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HGTV Stars Warn Against Making These Costly Flooring Mistakes
Jasmine Roth
Jasmine Roth recommends never mixing carpeting and bathrooms. "A bathroom is a moist place, and carpet and moisture don't mix," she said on "Help! I Wrecked My House."
Carpet has a high absorbency, which can lead to issues like mold and ruin the carpet quite quickly. Stick to non-porous, quick-to-dry surfaces in your bathrooms, such as tile.
Property Brothers
"I have a rule: You should never see more than two types of flooring from any one place in your home," Jonathan Scott said on "Property Brothers: Forever Home."
If you have a tiled kitchen next to a carpeted living room and an entryway with wood, your home's style will be compromised by such a visually mismatched selection.
Berkus & Brent
On an episode of "Nate & Jeremiah By Design," Berkus and Brent made a major blunder when their crew installed the wrong hardwood flooring. Brent was none too pleased.
When doing any sort of flooring renovation in your home, it's important to check and double-check all orders, as mix-ups can happen at any stage of the process.
Christina Hall
HGTV star Christina Hall is passionate about replacing carpet when it's past its prime. "If you have old carpet, please get rid of it," she told Distractify.
If your carpet is worn thin, stained, torn, or bunched up, leaving it alone is a mistake. Hall recommends using social media tutorials to learn how to remove your old carpets.
Mike Holmes
Mike Holmes advises against installing flooring on uneven surfaces. In a video on YouTube, he said, "Any time you're going to tile you want it to be 100% level."
Holmes' daughter Sherry went on to explain why this is important. "Starting with a level floor is very important. It helps prevent cracking, dips, and even squeaks," she said.